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Corniche III, 1991, #CAZDC2A4MCX30510. With a styling of "timeless
elegance" the R-R Corniche III showed but subtle alterations as
regards outward appearance: light alloy wheels.
Turning away from the principle that the coachbuilt cars were the first
always to be equipped with the most advanced technical features the R-R
Corniche III, newly introduced side by side with Silver Spirit II and
Silver Spur II at the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show didn't sport the latters'
highly sophisticated automatic ride control. If this was considered a
shortcoming it was the only such one though on this beautiful motor car.
The Corniche III was - and still is - hold in high esteem because this
motor car reflected in every detail that Mulliner Park Ward's craftsmen at
the Hythe Road factory in Willesden in London had attained a standard of
perfection second to none.
8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration, aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder
block with cast iron wet cylinder liners; bore x stroke 104.14 x 99.06 mm
(4.1 x 3.9 in), capacity 6,750 cc, aluminium alloy cylinder heads; Bosch K
Motronic fuel injection and ignition control system; 3-speed automatic
gearbox; hypoid bevel final drive; independent suspension front and rear,
hydraulic self-levelling height control rear; ventilated disc brakes
front, plain discs rear, anti-lock device; wheelbase 3,061 mm (120.5 in)
Corniche III, 1991, #MCH30386. This drophead coupé is registered on
the Isle of Jersey.
452 Rolls-Royce Corniche III